Le Caire et les lions : The Qasr El Nile Bridge

Le pont est orné de quatre lions de Jacquemart : fiche e-monumen

However, one interesting point is the four amazing bronze lions that adorn the entrances to the bridge. Originally, these larger than life lions, sculpted by the French artist, Alfred Jacuemart, were intended to stand guard around the statue of Muhammed Ali in Alexandria. For reasons unknown, Linant de Bellefonds decided otherwise, and instead had them erected here in Cairo.

Voir ce lien : http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/qasrbridge.htm

Question : d’où viennent ces lions ? Quelle fonderie les a signés ?

qasr4 qasr5

786 vues